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Cirrhosis Hepatitis Tests
Yes: It is usually diagnosed after finding elevated liver enzymes indicating injury. There are specific tests that find antibodies to the virus, and more specific tests that show how much virus is present in the body. Liver scans or ultrasounds can show if the liver is damaged and/or scarred. The ultimate gold-standard test is a liver biopsy, where a needle is inserted under imaging to get tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 49 yr old son first became aware of high alt#'s in 2008. Tests have ruled out hepatitis c, cirrhosis, and a tumor. What else could cause this?
Some ideas: We want to rule out hemochromatosis first and foremost. Wilson's may still be a consideration even at his age. Autoimmune hepatitis is less likely, and antitrypsin deficiency less treatable, both could be tested for. I trust he did not drink or take any meds including Ibuprofen during the workup. Most likely is metabolic syndrome with a rx for aerobic fitness. ...Read more
Is it possible that a person pass a liver function test and still have cirrhosis, a fatty liver or hepatitis?
Medical conditions such as hepatitis-C and cirrhosis of the liver can also cause inaccurate urine drug test results.
For Years: In general, once cirrhosis develops, it usually takes another 8-10 years for the liver to "fail" or begin having problems doing its job. Having cirrhosis also puts you at risk of developing liver cancer. The standard is to screen for this every 6 months with an ultrasound. You should talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
I have hepatitis C stage four cirrhosis. My fillings have started dropping out. Is there a connection. ?
Complex.: Hepatitis b and c are the two most common viral causes of hepatitis. They are acquired from sexual contact or needle sharing. Approximately 12-20% of those with hepatitis b and up to 50% of those with hepatitis c infection will eventually develop cirrhosis. Cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, can lead to liver failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three months ago direct and total bilirubin were double the normal level. now they're normal again. cirrhosis? liver failure? hepatitis?
What should I do to help myself? I found out a few months ago that I have hepatitis C and some cirrhosis of liver. I'm still young and gave up alcohol and completely changed my diet. Please what can I do right now? Any help would be so appreciated.
Veikrax caused elevation of the ALS and ALT enzymes in the first month of treatment from chronic active hepatitis with no cirrhosis . Is this normal.
Rare: Transient liver test elevations occur in about 1% of patients using Viekirax. They usually start within the first four weeks of taking the medicine, and usually only last for about two weeks. The liver numbers should eventually return to normal. They are usually asymptomatic. It is important for your doctor to follow those numbers to be sure that they returned to normal. Good luck. ...Read more
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